Thursday, August 29, 2013

Insta Lately

If you aren't already following me on Insta, you should. There are some really educational and enriching photographs on there. Like the below. Everyone loves a shot from behind, right?
 Me rummaging through a mound of pillows for my girl Sam. The things I will do for decor.
 New blue and white teapot to add to my collection from my bro and his girlfriends trip to San Fran. Love them. Blue and white is OBVIOUSLY the key to my heart. 
 My grasscloth finally installed in my dining room!! Almost ready for the final reveal for you babes!
 Bathroom is FINALLY complete! Final reveal on the way!
Samples from Stark Carpet have arrived. Swoon. 
New barcart I got my greedy hands on by way of Craigslist Oklahoma City. Clark. She's a beaut.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dorm Room Style with Crane & Canopy

Gone are the days where you buy a subpar bed in a bag to take to adorn your college dorm room. I mean, talk about killing your reputation showing up with a pillow, a poster and a hand me down blanket. Kids are bringing interior design into the dorm room. Who would have thought? As I mentioned earlier this week, myself and some talented bloggers were challenged to put together a design board using the same bedding, but adding in our own accessories. I mean so chic. Here is what I came up with for my "dorm room" if I weren't way past my college years. Sigh. 

Get the look: Art / Noe Blue Duvet / Rug / Lamp / Side Table / Lumbar / Velvet Throw Pillows / Candle / Pouf

If you cannot get enough of this dorm room styling, check out what these other lovely ladies have in store for you this week. Isn't it fun to feel young again?

Camila from Effortless Style
Gabby from Savvy Home on Tuesday
Carmel from Our Fifth House on Thursday
Lindsay from The Pursuit of Style on Friday

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Designer Crush: Dalliance Design

Do y'all know Dalliance Design? I had the pleasure of coming across them some time ago, but they just recently released their portfolio. And let me tell you something, it is the ish. Their talent level and attention to color, detail and texture is next to none. These gals are not afraid of a bold pattern or an unusual one of a kind fabric and we all know that is the way to my heart. Check them out. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Musings: Hermes

What up y'all? Did we have a good weekend? I spent mine celebrating the engagement of one of my besties ever, the lovely Sam from Peak of Tres Chic. I had the absolute best time with her and her family in OKC. If you follow me on Insta you already know the haps of our weekend. If you don't, get it together.

So today I am crushing on the most luxe of the luxe...Hermes. Duh. Can you get anymore glam than that? So I will admit, I have crushed on an Hermes tray a time or two, but my craving is back in a very big way. That Hermes orange (yes, they have their own orange) tray with the black adornment is too much for this little heart. Might need a defibrillator for all of these images. Just a disclaimer. Be still my heart. 

I mean, is your obsession revitalized like mine? Help me lawwwwwddd. 

So another thing to discuss with y'all. I will be participating in a super fun Dorm Room series with Crane & Canopy this week with some other lovely bloggers: Camila with Effortless StyleGabby with Savvy HomeCarmel with Our Fifth House and Lindsay from the Pursuit of Style. We all are taking identical bedding and building a room around it with our very own personal style. It should be pretty major. First on the list is Camila. Check her room out today. I will be up on Wednesday so do not break my heart and miss it. Love you. Mean it. XOXO

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall Style Staples

Don't we all love fall? And don't we all love a staple? You know what kind of staple I mean. So the weather here is bi-polar. For weeks I felt like we were falling right into fall and now we are back to 90 degree temps and humidity. Get your act together Mother Nature. That being said, fall is right around the corner in all actuality, which is beyond exciting for me. There is nothing like buying a new wardrobe for a season and the transition between summer and fall is probably the largest. I like to call it my "back to school" shopping, even though I have been out of school for 8 years...That is neither here nor there. I mean why should kids get to have all of the fun?

So what is on my list for "back to school" shopping? I thought you would never ask. I think we all need a statement blazer, a major leather jacket, striped everything and a tassel bag. I mean these are just my predictions and suggestions, folks. Do what you will with them but I am convinced these are going to be the "it" fall staples. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I love me some LulaKate

Hey ladies. Aren't we always on the lookout for a new dress with the perfect fit? I mean seriously. When I stumbled upon LulaKate and all of their gorgeous one of a kind (yes each dress is made to order) dresses, I was sold. One thing that separates this company and their pieces is the quality. When this baby arrived in the mail, it was fully lined and made of superior materials. I have to tell you, I cannot get enough of this dress and I am wearing it EVERYWHERE! Aren't the colors amazing? 
Dress: The Sullivan Belt: Old J. Crew Similar here Sunnies: Aviators Bracelets: Gold and Gray Monogrammed Clutch: Little Charms Design Nail Color: You're such a Budapest

Photos by: Melanie Knopke

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Home Decorators Giveaway!

I am not sure if you all remember the amazing sofa I scored at a ridiculous deal from Home Decorators. Major piping and major style. I wish they still sold this pieces so y'all could get your grubby little hands on it. Alas, they do not. However, Home Decorators is one of my jams, and major go tos as far as decor goes. That being said, they are giving $150 away to one lucky S+S reader. Oooohhh and ahhhhh. Y'all are so lucky sometimes I cannot even stand it. 
In the spirit of this monumental event, I thought the only thing that would be appropriate here would be a design board around some of my favorite Home Decorators pieces.  I know! Monochromatic?? So not me. What can I say? I was feeling spiritual and calm. 

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Musings: Major Dining Rooms

Hey ladies! What up y'all? Did you all have a wondrous and merry weekend? I don't know about you, but I am really anticipating that 3 day weekend that is upon us in a few weeks. I am still feeling slightly under the weather and an extra day of sleep could have really done me some good. I will tell you, that in addition to getting my rest on this weekend, some things got done around the house. As I mentioned, my handyman and I patched things up and we are making sweet design music together again. Reunited and it feels so good. If you follow me via Instagram, you are already aware of the dining room install that is taking place. It is major y'all. Cannot wait to give the final reveal. Stay tuned. 

So in the spirit of major dining rooms, I say we take a look at a few that may be aesthetically pleasing. What say you? These are in no particular order or design category. Actually, they are all across the board as to why I like them. What is their common denominator? They are oh so maj. 

And in for a sneak peek of my dining room that is currently under construction. I mean just look at the millwork, peeps. Do we love? I just sit and admire on the reg. 
Love you. Mean it. XOXO

Friday, August 16, 2013

Coton Colors Giveaway!

Yes, yes y'all! Friday is here! I am totally high fiving and chest bumping you, virtually. So if you follow me via Instagram, you are aware that we were going to have a little giveaway this week from THE Coton ColorsCoton Colors has vibrant and unique serving pieces that I can seriously get down for. Just look at these adorable bowls and pitchers that have made their way into my repertoire. 

So what is in it for you? Oh it is all about you. Trust me. One lucky winner will get $50 to spend however you please to Coton Colors. Really and truly. Enter now. 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stuff I Love

What up, dolls? I am keeping it short and sweet this morning as it seems I am coming down with a head cold. Jeebus. You know I always have a long and tallied list of wants. What kind of girl would I be if I didn't share them with y'all? A worthless one, that is for sure. Here is my list of stuff I love, right this very moment. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Musings: Natalie Clayman

What up, y'all? Did you have a good weekend? You know me. Sometimes a get a little taken with designers and today I happen to be head over heels for Natalie Clayman. She is kind of a genius. No seriously. Her attention to detail and love for color and pattern pretty much makes us twins. I am certain we were separated at birth. I guarantee you, you will recognize some of Natalie's spaces and will probably have had no idea they were even hers. Now you can put a face with a design. You are welcome. 

Taaaa daaaaa. Are you all as obsessed as I am? Seriously luxe. And a message to Nat. Nat, if you ever want someone to talk patterns, colors and design with, call me babe. Love, S+S. XOXO